September 9, 2012pm   Could  you have the healing touch?      Mark 7:31-37

by Ron George Jr. at Fayetteville Baptist Church

How many people today need a healing touch?   What can a touch of the master’s hand do to so many who are hurting and in need of healing and help?

The Healing of a Deaf and Mute Man
Mark 7:31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.a 32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man. 33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly. 36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
The circle of life in Jesus.  You hear of Him. You are healed by Him.   You know Him.  You bring them to Him.  They hear of Him.  They know Him.  They  are healed by Him.  They bring others to Him. 
Have you been touched?  Touched by the hand of the master.
What a difference God makes in our life.
What it must be like to not be able to hear and to speak clearly?
Could we bring those in need of healing to Jesus? 
What is healing needed?   What is the cause of disease and death?
What is the effect that Jesus has on us who call on His name.  Would we get involved?
Would we bring them to  Jesus?  Would we let the Lord heal them through us?
What can Jesus do?  What do we believe He can do?
He does everything well.

a That is, the Ten Cities

The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (Mk 7:24-37). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.